You don’t have to tell me twice, writing the content for your website is freaking hard. Where do you even start? What the heck do you put on the homepage? What even is a homepage? Helping clients with their website content and how they present it is something that I do every day, and when I see people struggling with their homepage all I want to do is pat them on the head and make it easier for them. So I’m sharing my basic method for crafting an intentional homepage. This is what I start with this as a template for each client that I work with and you can do the same.Read More
Anyone else feel like January has been dragging on for just about forever? I think there's something about coming down from the hustle + bustle of the holiday season and getting back to real life that makes everything feel just a little flat. I've been super busy wrapping up projects that had been put on hold for the holidays and starting some fun new ones, too, though. So I'm hoping for a fantastic February. Plus I took some time to reflect back on what worked + didn't work in 2017 and you can read that here if you're interested. But moving on...
I'm totally digging the new FREE digital wallpaper design for February! After the ditsy pattern and pastels in January, I wanted to take this month back to something classy and neutral. Gray is pretty much my favorite color (how boring is that?!) and I'm continuing to practice my hand lettering skills each month. Let's start the new month off right and freshen up all those screens with this beauty. Please share and enjoy!Read More
At the end of every calendar year one of my favorite things to do is page back through the months and weeks of last year’s planner (yes I have a physical, paper planner and I’d be lost without it!). It's almost like going back through old journals from high school. Trying to decipher my shorthand and what the heck I was thinking at the time. So as I'm sitting here with last year's planner open looking at all my handwritten to-do lists and meeting notes from the past year, I’m reflecting and I thought I'd take this time to jot it all down and share it with all y'all. I was inspired by one of my favorite newsletterers, Paul Jarvis (who faithfully delivers his every Sunday to my inbox) to do a state-of-the-union-style recap — so here we go!Read More
Big changes are happening over here! In case you didn't notice, things are looking a bit different around the Six Leaf website. I spent the bulk of December scrambling to finish my brand + web redesign to launch in 2018 and have been bustin' my butt these last few days putting it all together. Have a look around and let me know what you think!
But more importantly, the new FREE wallpaper design for January is here and it's full of whimsical fun with this ditsy lil' snowflake pattern and hand-lettering. These pastels have got me all googley-eyed and I can't wait to see this on all y'all's digital devices this month. Slap this baby on your screens to start your new year off on the right foot and let's make 2018 one of the best years ever! Please share and enjoy!Read More
“Marian told me that she thought you were a robot.”
These are the words that my business buddy confessed to me after her friend hired me to design a landing page for her copywriting business. After emailing back and forth a few times with Marian, we hopped on the phone to dig into the details of her project. She said that I seemed like a completed different person when she heard my actual voice than I did over email. That’s when she told my friend that she had thought that I might be a robot. And not the cool kind. The kind that might be an automated bot and you don’t want to give your credit card number or any personal info to. It wasn’t until we got on the phone that I became a real person to her with a funny and quirky personality -- which is why we ended up getting along so well and her project was a huge success!
This is how I came to the realization that I’ve been stuck in a professional rut...I’m literally being TOO professional. I’ve somehow trained myself to come off as so professional that I have all the personality of a block of cheese. And for someone who preaches about letting your personality shine through in your business -- I’m not practicing it myself.Read More
You guys...November seriously went by in the blink of an eye. PLUS it doesn't help that we're still having 60 degree days here in Denver, so it doesn't even truly seem like the holidays yet. Well, even though we aren't getting those frigid temps yet, I'm sure they're on their way and I'm prepared with this ugly sweater theme for the FREE digital wallpaper for the month of December.Read More
And just like that….it was the holiday season! October has been a blast and went by way too quickly. But I have to say that I’m really looking forward to these last few months of the year and planning to take a bit of time off to work on my own business. There are big things coming up for Six Leaf!
But in the meantime let's get to the real reason you’re here. I wanted to create something much lighter for the FREE November wallpaper design. I saw this dandelion pattern in some tiles on Instagram and got all googley eyed over it, so I knew that I had to recreate it for this month’s design. Add in a watercolor texture + some teal and I’m just in heaven over here. I don’t think I’ll get sick of this design all month, and I hope you don’t either! Be sure to grab the size you need and plaster it all over your devices this month. Please share and enjoy!Read More
Will someone please explain to me how I can simultaneously feel like that was the longest summer of my life, and still feel like it ended too soon? September LITERALLY flew by and I am officially starting to think of how quickly the end of the year is approaching! (Gah! I’ve got to start thinking about Christmas gifts already!)
But before I start worrying about reindeer and elf on the shelf, let’s properly address the month of October with the honor that it truly deserves. I’ve created this wallpaper as a tribute to my favorite author and the king of creep (P.S. if you haven’t seen IT, then you’re missing out!). Be sure to grab this FREE digital wallpaper design for the month of October to keep yourself freaked out all month long. Please share and enjoy!Read More
Lindsay Haag came to me last year with the idea for her new business and needed help to create a logo to match her unique approach to nutrition. The goal of Off Beet Nutrition is to provide powerful weightloss tools to people through mindfulness, nutrition counseling, workshops, cooking classes and more. With Lindsay's versatile background of nursing, nutrition and chef training (what DOESN'T this woman do?!), we knew that we needed to create a logo that would capture her audience's interest enough to make them want to learn more.Read More
Hello party people! How has everyone's August been with summer winding down and school starting back up again? The last month has been a bit slower for me, but big things are ramping up behind the scenes and I'm planning some business changes before the end of the year.
Anyway, enough about me...I'd like to introduce you to the new FREE wallpaper design for September featuring an adorable hand-drawn triangle pattern and calming colors. Hopefully we can slide into autumn with this baby on all our digital devices to make saying goodbye to summer a little easier. Please share and enjoy!Read More